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Ma Abraham’s Sweet & Sour Spareribs

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Mom’s recipe for sweet and sour spareribs.


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Ma Abraham’s Sweet & Sour Spareribs

Mom's recipe for sweet and sour spareribs.
Posted By: Thyra Abraham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Hawaiian, Local
Servings 4 Servings.


  • 3 – 4 Lbs. Pork Spareribs
  • 2/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Cup Dark Broen Sugar
  • 20 oz Can Pineapple Chunks
  • 1/4 Cup Aloha shoyu soy sauce
  • 4-6 Cloves Garlic (Grated)
  • Fresh Ginger (2" around) Grated
  • Flour for dredging spareribs
  • Oil for frying


  • Cut spareribs into 1.5" pieces or have your butcher cut the ribs for you.
  • Dredge spareribs in flour and fry in oil until brown. ** you may have to cook in batches to allow meat to brown**
  • Remove spareribs from pan and drain excess oil.
  • Place spareribs back into pan and pour all of the sauce ingredients over spareribs.
  • Add pineapple chunks with juice into pan and cook for 1 hour covered and up to 1 additional hour with cover off until meat is tender and sauce is nice and thick.

How To Serve:

  • Serves 4-6.
Keyword pork, sweet, sour, spareribs
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